Key Domains in Education

Student Growth and Achievement

Student Growth and Achievement refers to the variety of educational programs, experiences and strategies by which students meet their learning needs, interests and aspirations, and progress towards learning outcomes centred on academic achievement, well-being and intellectual engagement.   

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that students grow as learners and contribute as engaged citizens.

Teaching and Leading

Teaching and Leading refers to teachers and leaders analyzing the learning context, attending to local and societal considerations and applying the appropriate knowledge and abilities to make decisions, resulting in quality teaching, leading and optimum learning for all.  

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that certificated teachers and certificated leaders demonstrate the standards of professional practice.

Learning Supports

Learning Supports refers to the mobilization of resources, (including expertise, facilities, human and community services) required to demonstrate shared, system-wide responsibility for all children and students, and then applying the resources needed to ensure optimum learning. 

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that resources are managed and applied to establish learning environments where local and societal context is recognized, diversity is embraced, a sense of belonging is emphasized and all learners are welcomed, cared for, respected, and safe.

Governance

Governance refers to the processes by which leaders at all levels of the education system attend to local and societal context, determine strategic policy direction, evaluate policy implementation and manage fiscal resources to ensure learning supports, quality teaching and leading and optimum learning for all. 

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that leaders demonstrate stewardship of system resources with an emphasis on student success, generative community engagement, transparency and accountability.

Attending to Local and Societal Context

Attending to Local and Societal Context refers to the engagement practices of schools and communities, with support from the broader system, in identifying and responding to the learning needs, interests, aspirations and diverse cultural, social and economic circumstances of all students.

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that the education system responds proactively to local and societal contexts.